New Genelec Monitors and Shelves!

Well I finally decided on new monitors. I needed something smaller for this small room and one day I found out that Genelec made a small monitor called the M030 and I instantly knew that was the one I wanted. They sound fantastic and the lows are amazing! HUGE sound for small monitors, and yet Read More…

Arp Quartet

Well, one more has arrived and it’s a beauty! I randomly checked the Spaceman music website on the weekend and noticed they had an Arp Quartet. Now granted, I had just finished recapping the voice cards on the Elka Rhapsody 490 that I bought from them a few years ago that very same day but…. Read More…

Odyssey, EQS1 and Warp Factory

A few new additions lately. Finally after 5 months of waiting my Korg Arp Odyssey has arrived. SO… first impressions. Sounds good! Nice fat analog sound. Best ring modulator sounds I have from any synth including the modular. I like the first filter type the best. It’s really big and fat where as the others Read More…

Kurzweil K2000

Many years ago I played a Kurzweil K2000 in a studio I was visiting and for some reason I was not impressed with it. A few weeks ago one became available at Paul’s Boutique in Toronto and I hummed and hawed over it for a while and finally decided it might be cool to check Read More…

Korg SQ-1 Sequencer

I don’t do a lot of sequencing these days but I do have my eye on the Intellijel Metropolis as an addition to my modular system. But since Korg has released a nifty little (and cheap!) sequencer called the SQ-1 I thought I’d get one and have some fun with it. I’ve only had one Read More…

How Seasons Affect Mood – My Theory

This is an off topic entry just because I felt it was worth writing about. I haven’t been getting much work done on music lately because I’ve felt very tired. It seems to happen every year when the sun starts going down earlier and earlier, and especially once we switch back to Standard Time and Read More…

And Now… Yamaha SK-20. Beauty Keyboard!

Arrived last week, a beautiful old Yamaha SK-20. Organ, Strings and one oscillator poly-synth in one neat little heavy-as-a-tank package! Unfortunately this one arrived with a little problem: D4 and D5 were not working. If it was some feature (other than the strings) I might have been able to live without it but I kinda Read More…

Roland VK-8m Arrives

One day last week I suddenly remembered I was sorta looking for a Roland VK-8m so I finally had a real organ module with drawbars and a good Leslie emulation. So I went to ebay and did a search and found one right away. Sent a message asking if he would include Canada as a Read More…

New Music… Eventually…

Just to be clear, I am working on new music but I’m taking my time, trying to make it sound the best I can. I think these sounds are fairly unique and much more interesting than anything I’ve done before. My engineering and mastering skills are also improving and along with newer, and older synthesizers Read More…

Roland SH-2

Well, After enjoying the Arp Axxe so much I couldn’t resist getting another old synth. I’d had my eye on an SH-2 for a while and finally decided to grab one. I got one from eBay and although ti came from Japan it was here in less than a week. And I have to say, Read More…

Arp Axxe Arrives!

Well, I wasn’t going to get anything else, but Paul’s Boutique had an Arp Axxe sitting there for quite a while and I just couldn’t resist! And it has arrived! The keys look pretty yellow but it is surprisingly clean otherwise. The keyboard feels fine, no dust inside, sounds really nice and rich like a Read More…

Moogerfooger MF-101 and Microbrute

Toys. More toys. So addictive!! Must stop. I bought a Moogerfooger MF-101 on eBay last week and it arrived yesterday. Fantastic pedal, gives me a real Moog filter for my modular system. It sounds great! Then this morning, after seeing Tony Miracle of Venus Hum tweet about how much fun they were, I decided to Read More…

Theremin!

Well I took on the job of recording some theremin sounds and ringtones. It’s a lot harder than it looks! But a very cool sound when combined with the space echo’s reverb. In other news, here’s a tip for people trying to upgrade the Prophet 12 OS: Make sure you get the right file!! Don’t Read More…